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With support and input from families and professionals dealing with autism on a daily basis, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has been working on a project to become more accessible to those on the autistic spectrum. This blog post explores the importance of, and the journey to, becoming more autism accessible. While most people have heard of autism, they... Read full article
The Whipple Museum of the History of Science will be closed from 4 July 2018 to January 2019. Find out why below… Enter the Whipple Museum of the History of Science and you can’t help but be struck by the architecture of the Main Gallery. The eye is drawn upwards to the ceiling, with its Jacobean hammer-beam roof-trusses — a fancy... Read full article
21 May 2018 marked two hundred years since Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873) became the Woodwardian Professor of Geology in Cambridge. Staff at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences have organised events and displays to celebrate this special anniversary. In this blog we look at the Archive – beginning with Sedgwick’s early journals. There are more than 60 journals and sketchbooks in... Read full article
29 May saw the start of the University of Cambridge Museums 2018 Work Experience Weeks. This week, we welcomed Ellie from Bishop’s Stortford College, Katie from Freeman College, Freya from Saffron Walden County Hugh School and Sally from Hills Road Sixth Form College. We asked them some questions about their time with the University of Cambridge Museums, what they did... Read full article
684 volunteers are involved across the University of Cambridge Museums, but what have they been up to? It is that time of year again; National Volunteer Week is upon us and this is always a good time to reflect back on what everyone has been up to in the past year. Over the past year, there have been so many... Read full article

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